Division of Wright

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Wright
Australian House of Representatives Division
Division of Wright 2010.png
Division of Wright (green) in Queensland
Created 2009
MP Scott Buchholz
Party Liberal National
Namesake Judith Wright
Electors 90,316 (2013)
Area 7,589 km2 (2,930.1 sq mi)
Demographic Rural

The Division of Wright is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Queensland. The seat was first contested at the 2010 election. The division was created under the Australian Electoral Commission's 2009 Redistribution of Queensland.[1] The division of Wright covers a large area of the Gold Coast Hinterland and includes the towns of Beaudesert and Boonah. Wright was notionally a Liberal Party held seat on a margin of 4.8%.

The name of the electorate has been chosen to honour the poet Judith Wright.

Members[edit]

Member Party Term
  Scott Buchholz Liberal National 2010–present

Election results[edit]

Australian federal election, 2013: Wright
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 38,630 47.84 −5.25
Labor Sharon Murakami 17,267 21.39 −6.39
Palmer United Angie Ison 11,691 14.48 +14.48
Greens Judith Summers 4,358 5.40 −6.55
Katter's Australian David Neuendorf 4,332 5.37 +5.37
Family First Stephen Lynch 2,087 2.58 −1.30
Independent Matthew Wright 1,810 2.24 +2.24
Rise Up Australia Tony Maunder 565 0.70 +0.70
Total formal votes 80,740 94.97 +0.60
Informal votes 4,276 5.03 −0.60
Turnout 85,016 94.13 +0.45
Two-party-preferred result
Liberal National Scott Buchholz 49,930 61.84 +1.69
Labor Sharon Murakami 30,810 38.16 −1.69
Liberal National hold Swing +1.69

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Coordinates: 27°55′01″S 152°40′26″E / 27.917°S 152.674°E / -27.917; 152.674